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Nation's fight against cyber intruders goes local, seeks more private industry cooperation
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) ' Experts watching the nation's battle against cyber intruders say the next phase will be played out at the local level and will require more cooperation from private industry, which controls 85 percent of the country's digital infrastructure.
Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, says municipal governments need to be prepared for cyberattacks because residents will turn to local leaders first in the event of a major cyber event. State and federal officials are also trying to get private industry more involved in fighting cyber threats.
The Pentagon revealed last week that it sustained one of its largest-ever losses of sensitive data in a cyberattack this spring by an unnamed foreign government. The attack was revealed as the military disclosed its new cyber war strategy.